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Melissa A. Mielens

Instructor in Music
Melissa Mielens

Education

B.Mus. New England Conservatory

M.Mus. New England Conservatory

Biography

Melissa Mielens, hailed in reviews for her “eloquence” and “ethereal flute lines,” is the principal flutist for the Vermont Symphony and Orchestra of Indian Hill. She has additionally played principal flute with many regional orchestras, including the Rhode Island Philharmonic, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, Portland Symphony, and Springfield Symphony. She has toured abroad with various orchestras, including Japan with the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra, the United Kingdom with the New World Symphony, and Europe and South America with the Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra. Ms. Mielens has been a prizewinner in several national and regional competitions, including the National Flute Association Young Artist Competition and the Pappoutsakis Flute Competition. Her playing has been featured on numerous radio stations, with live performances on WGBH and WVPR. 

As one of the youngest recipients of a Fulbright Grant, Ms. Mielens studied in Paris with Alain Marion. She received her B.M. and M.M. both with distinction in performance from New England Conservatory. She is dedicated to music education and in addition to teaching at Phillips Exeter Academy has also taught at University of Massachusetts-Lowell and New England Conservatory Preparatory division. Former students have attended the Curtis Institute of Music, Hartt School of Music, and the Tanglewood Music Festival and Interlochen.